Rapid development of products and international presence. The first and still the biggest selling product was launched: the XL conveyor platform.
Further product and solution developments such as the first pallet system and the wedge elevator (solution for continuous elevation).
Establishment of operating units in: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, UK and USA. The first structural system was launched.
Distribution centers opened in Europe, Japan and USA. The heavy duty XK platform was launched and FlexLink entered the automotive industry with strength.
Further development of the product range, such as the first wide conveyor platform (XB) and the automatic guiding system (AGS). Focus on segment specific competences and offers including the Dynamic Flow Concept™.
Acquisition of Tops Conveyors (Canada) and Techne Srl (Italy). Opening of sales companies in India, Indonesia and Russia. Launch of the X85 conveyor platform.
Considerable investments made in R&D. Launch of the spiral elevator.
FlexLink celebrated 30 successful years of serving the global industry. Launch of new X45 and X45e product platforms. Acquisitions of the Automation Division from Schüco (Germany) and the operations of e-cube (Italy).
The new generation of stainless steel conveyor systems was launched and got instant and strong feedback from customers worldwide.
Coesia acquires FlexLink. The new international distribution center (IDC), including engineering and assembly facilities, in Poznan (Poland) was inaugurated. Launch of the new generation modular wide belt conveyors.
Launch of the new X65 conveyor platform. Opening of operating unit in Izmir, Turkey. Acquisition of Obsys, Oberberger Daten und Systemtechnik (Germany).
Launch of the hygienic, modular wide belt conveyor WLX and the FlexLink Design Tool. New offices opened in South Africa and South Korea. Coesia Group participation at Interpack was a great success.
A significant year for FlexLink; it proudly reaches 1000 employees worldwide, launches RC10, the first collaborative robot cell, and introduces the compact spiral elevator.
Expansion of the chain portfolio for the aluminum and stainless-steel conveyor product lines. FlexLink introduces a new chain design to the market, providing a greater level of safety for operators and products.
Following the success of the collaborative robot in 2017, the RI20 industrial palletizer is launched. FlexLink turns 40! With 40 years of knowledge and project experience in many different industries, FlexLink continues to improve line efficiency and productivity, leveraging on high-quality products and engaged employees.